Chocolatey Peppermint Protein Bark

I must admit that I have been somewhat of a scourge this season. I am probably the only person who doesn’t have a Christmas tree yet. For some reason I haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit, but I am trying! I even whipped out some of the decorations last weekend! The stockings are hung but the chestnuts are definitely not roasting. However, I did make chocolate peppermint protein bark!

IMG_6687-pOH MY GOSH!!! This recipe is so simple yet oh-so-delicious. Instead of giving out cookies, I might have to give out protein bark. Is that weird? Probably. It’s just that good!

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Chocolatey Peppermint Protein Bark
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Serves: 16
 

Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder (I used brown rice)
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 8 crushed peppermint candies
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 drops of stevia

Instructions
  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients.
  2. Taste for sweetness and flavor. You may want to add a few more drops of stevia or a teaspoon of cocoa powder.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 8×8 inch square baking pan lined with cling wrap.
  4. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Once frozen, break the bark into chunks and enjoy!
  6. Store the protein bark in an airtight container in the fridge.

IMG_6675-pI made a batch of this protein bark on Friday while the Bear was at work. After settling in after arriving home from work, the Bear went to the fridge for a pre-dinner snack. From the kitchen I hear, “Hey babe, this peppermint bark is really good!” Even the Bear, who absolutely despises protein powder, loved this recipe!!! He couldn’t tell there was protein powder in it! I knew I had a winner! (I get excited over the small things… pardon the exclamation marks!)

IMG_6681-pSometimes when I am unsure of a recipe it turns out to be one of my best, yet when I am pumped about a recipe it turns out to be a disaster. It’s funny how that happens…this recipe was a happy surprise. I hope you enjoy it!

Question: When was the last time you were surprised by how a recipe turned out?

 

16 thoughts on “Chocolatey Peppermint Protein Bark

  1. You don’t have to pardon the exclamation marks. I can see why you’re excited, this looks delicious! You can’t beat a serving of protein either. A perfect post workout snack! I say give it out for Christmas.

    I wasn’t expecting the cranberry orange muffins I made recently to turn out good but they ended-up being amazing! I love it when that happens. :)
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